The pandemic has made the internet an indispensable part of our lives. By taking advantage of this opportunity, companies continue to invest in internet infrastructures.
Facebook announced today to increase internet connectivity between continents; He announced that in a joint project he had become acquainted with telecom companies in Singapore, Indonesia and North America with Google.
Facebook and Google are laying fiber optic cables under the sea
The first internet line project to directly connect North America to some of the major regions of Indonesia, the fourth most populous country in the world, will also increase connection speed for neighboring countries.
Kevin, vice president of Facebook Network Investments, told Reuters, “These cables, called Echo and Bifrost, cross the Java Sea using a different route; “It will be the first two cables, and they will increase the total underwater Internet capacity in the Pacific Ocean by about 70%.” used the expressions.
In the other statement to Reuters; Alphabet’s Google and Indonesian telecommunications company with the Echo line; We hope it will be built together with XL Axiata and completed by 2023. statements were included.
According to a survey conducted by the Indonesian Internet Providers Association in 2020; While 73 percent of Indonesia’s 270 million residents are online; the majority have access to the internet via mobile data and less than 10 percent of them use a broadband connection. There is no internet access in other parts of the country.
Last year Facebook, to develop public Wi-Fi hotspots; He said he would install 3,000 km of fiber optic lines in 20 cities in Indonesia, in addition to a previous agreement.
In addition to Facebook’s Southeast Asian cables; Wider across Asia and worldwide, including the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN); It is said to be continuing its plans for underwater internet lines.